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Has anyone been cured of obstructive sleep apnea after tonsillectomy?
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Shhh mine was 1960 5th grade summer
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(05-04-2017, 09:02 PM)Russatrice Wrote: I saw my ENT specialist today and have been scheduled for tonsillectomy surgery to remove very large and chronically inflamed tonsils. 

The doctor offered to include an uvulectomy in the procedure, which I declined. He didn't really have any convincing arguments for it other than it would reduce the snoring noise. I don't snore anymore on CPAP but also was told I'd need a new sleep study after the surgery as I could potentially no longer be needing treatment for sleep apnea once this obstruction is removed.

I wonder what other hoseheads experienced after getting their tonsils removed. Can I expect to be cured and burn the mask and all???

Big Grin

I had a tonsillectomy and the surgeon said it would improve my breathing by 40%.

Whilst it did improve my breathing it didn't eliminate my sleep apnea because prior to surgery I had 84 events per hour (severe).

Very happy I had it done though, because when I exercised I was always gasping for air due to these huge tonsils blocking my airway.
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(05-05-2017, 12:31 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Anyway, my tonsils weren't necessarily large, just nasty. They had been a problem most of my life but no one would ever remove them. "They're too swollen now, maybe when that goes down." "Well, they look fine now. No need taking out healthy tissues."

I didn't realize how sick they were making me until they were gone.

My sister had this problem too.  She used to be ill every other month.  After getting her tonsils finally taken out, she has only been ill once since 1998. Oh, and she got the cpap AFTER the tonsillectomy, so it didn't save her from that. The deviated septum surgery appeared to do that.
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Well, I guess I will reduce my hopes of a "miracle cure" for my apnea, lol, it was probably too good to be true, but I'll definitely be looking forward to getting sick less often once the tonsils are gone! I was suspecting that my tonsils are responsible for much sickness, but now several of you have confirmed it. Thank you for all the interesting responses. I guess if I was born a few years earlier, I too would have had my tonsils ripped out by default, but interestingly enough the madness seemed to stop after all my three older brothers were subject to it. Funny thing is that I was probably the only one sibling that actually should have had those tonsils removed....
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(05-07-2017, 10:24 PM)Russatrice Wrote: Well, I guess I will reduce my hopes of a "miracle cure" for my apnea, lol, it was probably too good to be true, but I'll definitely be looking forward to getting sick less often once the tonsils are gone! I was suspecting that my tonsils are responsible for much sickness, but now several of you have confirmed it. Thank you for all the interesting responses. I guess if I was born a few years earlier, I too would have had my tonsils ripped out by default, but interestingly enough the madness seemed to stop after all my three older brothers were subject to it. Funny thing is that I was probably the only one sibling that actually should have had those tonsils removed....

You will wish you had it done then.

Because nowadays manufacturers have snuck all sorts of food acids into almost everything you buy, so you everything will burn your throat like acid once the "ice cream" stage is over.

I hardly ate anything for 10 days.
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(05-09-2017, 04:24 AM)lab rat Wrote:
(05-07-2017, 10:24 PM)Russatrice Wrote: Well, I guess I will reduce my hopes of a "miracle cure" for my apnea, lol, it was probably too good to be true, but I'll definitely be looking forward to getting sick less often once the tonsils are gone! I was suspecting that my tonsils are responsible for much sickness, but now several of you have confirmed it. Thank you for all the interesting responses. I guess if I was born a few years earlier, I too would have had my tonsils ripped out by default, but interestingly enough the madness seemed to stop after all my three older brothers were subject to it. Funny thing is that I was probably the only one sibling that actually should have had those tonsils removed....

You will wish you had it done then.

Because nowadays manufacturers have snuck all sorts of food acids into almost everything you buy, so you everything will burn your throat like acid once the "ice cream" stage is over.

I hardly ate anything for 10 days.

Now, now, let's not discourage her... There's lots of fresh and healthy food ou there, you don't have to eat machine prepared, chemically rich and insipid food... Go, watch some masterchef AU episodes, read a Curtis Stone (or maybe Teresa Cutter ?) cookbook... Cooking and baking is really easy and all those anti-oxidants and vitamins does wonders for your recovery.
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